UCLA International Institute
Asia Pacific Center

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide

Robert Schilling
Professor of Social Welfare
Department: Department of History, Asian Languages & Cultures, Political Science, World Arts & Cultures/Dance, Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA Law, Social
3250 Public Affairs Bldg
Campus Mail Code: 165606
Phone: 310-794-7665
Keywords: Economics, China, Japan, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Near East, Art, Politics, Study Abroad, Education Abroad, Labor, Development, Education, Public Health, Human Rights, Southeast Asia, Political Violence, Genocide, Philippines, Indonesia, East Asia, South Asia, Sociology, Music, History, Humanities, Japanese Literature, Health, Language, Literature, Cultural anthropology, Art History, Indian Ocean diaspora, African Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), Political Economy

Robert Schilling is Professor of Social Welfare at the School of Public Affairs, UCLA. He is also affiliated with the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment, and the AIDS Institute, both at UCLA. Until 1999, he was Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, where he founded and directed the Social Intervention Group. In his early career, he practiced in child welfare, youth, and developmental disability settings. In his research, Professor Schilling seeks to develop, adapt, and test sociobehavioral interventions designed to ameliorate social problems of low income populations. The bulk of Schilling's research is focused on substance abuse and HIV transmission, and his studies have been conducted in sites as disparate a small soup kitchen, street outreach programs, sexually transmitted disease clinics, emergency departments, and primary care, detoxification and methadone clinics. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private foundations.

Schilling's work has appeared in Social Work, Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The American Journal of Public Health, and The American Psychologist. He is now conducting research on drug abuse and infectious disease in Asia, and on the linkage between child welfare and the drug abuse treatment systems in the US.

Recent Publication:
"The 100% condom use program: A demonstration in Wuhan China"
Chen, Z., Schilling, R.F., Shanbo, W., Cai, C., Zhou, W. & Shan, J. (2008). Evaluation and Program Planning, 31 (1), 10-21.